June 2022

Newsletter

We now publish our monthly newsletter online in PDF format. For reasons of data privacy and/or copyright, certain information and/or images may have been removed from the online version. If you would like to receive the full newsletter each month, please send an email to newsletter@abingdonquakers.org.uk and we will add you to the circulation list.

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Diary

Please remember to bring your face covering to indoor Meetings for Worship. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 2nd11am–3pmCiA activities at the Platinum Jubilee Festival
Rye Farm
 7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s
Sun 5th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 9th7–8:30pmOSAM Safeguarding meeting for DBS verifiers and those involved in nominations
Zoom
Sun 12th10:30amMeeting for Worship followed by
Special Meeting for Business
St Ethelwold’s garden (Garden Room if wet)
Thurs 16th7–8:30pmOSAM Safeguarding meeting for those involved in children’s and young people’s work
Zoom
 7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Wed 15th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters
Venue TBC
Sun 19th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 21st8pmAbingdon Peace Group
Zoom
Sun 26th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 30th7–8:30pmOSAM Safeguarding meeting for Spiritual and Pastoral Care Groups
Zoom

Photo by Liz Matthews

May 2022

Newsletter

We now publish our monthly newsletter online in PDF format. For reasons of data privacy and/or copyright, certain information and/or images may have been removed from the online version. If you would like to receive the full newsletter each month, please send an email to newsletter@abingdonquakers.org.uk and we will add you to the circulation list.

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Diary

Before attending an indoor Meeting for Worship, please take a lateral flow test (if possible) and remember to bring your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Sun 1st10:15amMeeting for Worship followed by
Business Meeting
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 5th7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s
Sun 8th10:30amMeeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s garden (Garden Room if wet)
Sun 15th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
 After MeetingBring & Share Lunch
Roger Baker’s home
Thurs 19th3pmArea Meeting
Charney Manor
 7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 22nd10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Sun 29th10:15amMeeting for Worship, joining YM in spirit (see page 5)
Northcourt Centre

Photo by Liz Matthews

April 2022

Newsletter

We now publish our monthly newsletter online in PDF format. For reasons of data privacy and/or copyright, certain information and/or images may have been removed from the online version. If you would like to receive the full newsletter each month, please send an email to newsletter@abingdonquakers.org.uk and we will add you to the circulation list.

Click the Download button below to open the newsletter online and, if you wish, download it to your computer. To return to this page, click the Back button in your browser.

Diary

Indoor Meetings for Worship remain subject to the Covid precautions in place at our venues. Please take a lateral flow test before you come (if possible) and remember to bring your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Sun 3rd10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 7th  7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s House
Sun 10th10:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden or Garden room, St Ethelwold’s House
Wed 13th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters: ’20-Minute Neighbourhoods’
St Ethelwold’s House
Thurs 14th  7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 17th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 19th8pmAbingdon Peace Group: ‘The Ukraine Crisis’
Zoom
Thurs 21st7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sat 23rd10:30amRegional Meeting
Oxford Meeting House and Zoom
Sun 24th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 28th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
May  
Sun 1st11:40amBusiness Meeting
Sun 15thTBABring & Share Lunch
Thurs 19th3pmArea Meeting
Charney Manor

Photo by Liz Matthews

March 2022

Indoor Meetings for Worship remain subject to the Covid precautions in place at our venues. Please take a lateral flow test before you come (if possible) and remember to bring your face covering. Thank you!

From April 2022 we will also be publishing an abridged version of our newsletter on this page.

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 3rd7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Fri 4th2:30pmWorld Day of Prayer service (see our February newsletter)
Salvation Army, West St Helen St
Sun 6th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 10th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sat 12th10:30amArea Meeting & Spiritual Nurture session
Charlbury Meeting House & Zoom
Sun 13th10:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden or Garden room, St Ethelwold’s
Tues 15th7:30pmAbingdon Peace Group
Zoom
Wed 16th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters
Zoom
Thurs 17th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 20th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 24th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 27th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 29th7:30pmSilent Reflections incl. optional labyrinth walk (see our November 2022 newsletter)
St Michael & All Angels Church

Photo of snowdrops in Close’s Field, Cumnor, by Liz Matthews

February 2022

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please take a lateral flow test before you come (if possible) and remember to bring your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 3rd7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Sun 6th10:15amMeeting for Worship followed by Business Meeting
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 10th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 13th10:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden room, St Ethelwold’s
Tues 15th8pmAbingdon Peace Group
Zoom
Wed 16th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters
Zoom
Thurs 17th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 20th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 24th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 27th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Mon 28th7:30pmCiA Lent Lectures: 1
St Helen’s Church

Photo of Ducklington village pond by Liz Matthews

January 2022

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please take a lateral flow test before you come and remember to bring your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Sun 2nd10:15amMeeting for Worship followed by Business Meeting
Northcourt Centre
Wed 5th7pmOSAM-wide ‘Living in the Spirit’ conversation
Zoom (meeting ID and link TBA)
Thurs 6th  7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Sun 9th10:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden room, St Ethelwold’s
Wed 12th5:30pmOSAM-wide Zoom gathering: Communications
Thurs 13th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sat 15th10am–4pmArea Meeting
Zoom (TBC)
Sun 16th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 18th8pmAbingdon Peace Group
Wed 19th5:30pmOSAM-wide Zoom gathering: Outreach
 7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters
Thurs 20th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 23rd10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Wed 26th5:30pmOSAM-wide Zoom gathering: Premises management
Thurs 27th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sat 29th10:00–11:30amIs COP26 enough? (QCEA & Northern Friends Peace Board event)
Zoom
Sun 30th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre

December 2021

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please remember your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 2nd7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Sun 5th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 9th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 12th10:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden room, St Ethelwold’s (NB not in the garden itself)
Thurs 16th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 19th10:15amChristmas Meeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 23rd7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 26th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Early January 2022 
Sun 2nd10:15amMeeting for Worship, followed by Business Meeting
Northcourt Centre
Thurs 6th7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Sat 15th (TBC)TBCArea Meeting
Zoom

Photo by Richard Matthews

November 2021

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please remember your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 4th7:30pmOutreach Meeting for Worship (blended)
St Ethelwold’s & Zoom
Sat 6th Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
Sat 6th11am–3pmGardening day
Faringdon Meeting House
Sun 7th10:15amMeeting for Worship followed by Business Meeting
Northcourt Centre
Tues 9th4pmLiving in the Spirit conversation on Zoom
Thurs 11th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sat 13th10:30amArea Meeting & Spiritual Nurture session
Charlbury Meeting House
Sun 14th10:30amMeeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s Garden
Tues 16th8pmAbingdon Peace Group
Zoom
Thurs 18th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 21st10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Wed 24th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters & One Planet Abingdon
Roysse Room, Abingdon Guildhall or Zoom
Thurs 25th7:30pmMeeting for Worship on Zoom
Sun 28th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre

October 2021

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please remember your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Until 10th (various days)VariousExhibition: How is Climate Change Affecting Your World?
Faringdon Meeting House
Sat 2nd–Sat 9thN/AQuaker Week
Sat 2nd11am-3pmGardening day
Faringdon Meeting House
Sun 3rd10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Fri 8th7–9pmOSAM reflection on the Swarthmore Lecture 2021
Zoom
Sat 9th10:30am–4 pmQuaker Mental Health Forum: Our Anchors
Priory Rooms, Birmingham; also (possibly) on Zoom
Sun 10th10:30amMeeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s garden
Sat 16th10:30am-4pmRegional Meeting: Build Back Better
Evesham Meeting House and Zoom
Sun 17th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 19th8pmAbingdon Peace Group: Steps Towards an Oxford Peace Trail
Northcourt Centre
Wed 20th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters: The Politics of Climate Change
Larkmead School Hall
Sun 24th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Wed 27th7:30pmPoetry Group: Secrets
Venue TBA
Sun 31st10:15amMeeting for Worship followed by Learning Sunday, led by the Advice on Funerals Group
Northcourt Centre

September 2021

Indoor Meetings for Worship are socially distanced as per the restrictions in place at our venues. Please remember your face covering. Thank you!

DateTimeEvent details
Thurs 2nd7:30pmMeeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s (indoors) and Zoom
Sat 4th9:30amWalk4Water
See the Christian Aid in Berks, Bucks & Oxon Facebook page for further information
Sun 5th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Followed by Meeting for Worship for Business
Sun 12th10:30amMeeting for Worship
St Ethelwold’s garden
Wed 15th7:30pmAbingdon Carbon Cutters: run-up to COP 26
In-person meeting: see ACC website for venue information
Thurs 16thTBAPoetry group
Venue TBA
Sat 18th10:30amArea Meeting
Baptist Church Hall, Ock St
Sun 19th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre
Tues 21st8:00pmAbingdon Peace Group: “War and Climate Change”
Zoom: see the Abingdon Peace Group Facebook page for further information
Sat 25thAll day“Big Green Week”
Mouse Hole Café, Market Place. See local press for further information
Sun 26th10:15amMeeting for Worship
Northcourt Centre

Photograph by Nicola Ferguson